How Edward Lutyens influenced Adam Tihany's redesign of the Oberoi, New Delhi

New York-based designer Adam D. Tihany of Tihany Design completed work on a $100 million refresh of the Oberoi, New Delhi, which originally opened in 1965. The new look of Oberoi Group’s flagship property was influenced by the modernist work of English architect Edward Lutyens.

The hotel now has 220 larger rooms and suites, from 283 rooms in the past, all of them inspired by Lutyens’ New Delhi design. All rooms and suites have large windows that frame views of Delhi Golf Course on one side and the 16th-century garden tomb of Emperor Humayun, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on the other. The accommodations also have teakwood floors, walk-in closets, Italian marble bathrooms, oak wood desks and Internet connectivity. Advanced air filtration systems were also installed.

Restaurants at the Oberoi, New Delhi include the completely redesigned threesixty° restaurant; Omya Indian restaurant; Baoshuan rooftop Chinese restaurant; and open-air rooftop bar Cirrus9. The property also has Enoteca, a temperature controlled wine cellar at the lobby level; The Club Bar; and the new Cigar Lounge.

For events, the property has a business center with seven meeting rooms and two private offices, a ballroom that can accommodate up to 300 guests and three banquet venues.

Other amenities include the Oberoi Spa, heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and a fitness center.

Photo credit: Oberoi, New Delhi